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Marcyliena Morgan
Associate Professor of Communications

Marcyliena Morgan is a Stanford associate professor of communication and director of the Stanford Hiphop Archive. Morgan teaches courses on hiphop, discourse, language and identity, race, class and gender, the ethnography of communications, and representation in the media.  Her research has focused on language, culture and identity, sociolinguistics, discourse and interaction. Professor Morgan earned both her B.A. and her M.A. degrees at the University of Illinois in Chicago and obtained an additional M.A. at the University of Essex, England and her PhD through the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture (2002) and editor of Language and the Social Construction of Identity in Creole Situations (1994). She founded the Hiphop Archive at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University while on the faculty in African American Studies. She is currently completing a book on hiphop culture entitled The Real Hiphop – Battling for Knowledge, Power, and Respect in the Underground.  See her website for further information.